Active Alerts

Flood and high wind watch for San Francisco. 

For your safety, avoid driving or walking through standing water at all cost.
Please be cautious of manhole covers that may have been dislodged. Report dislodged manhole covers to @SF311. 

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Activated

The City has activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate citywide operations, such as clearing storm drains, responding to hill slides, distributing sandbags, and ensuring residents are informed.
Report non-life-threating storm issues to 311, such as:

  • Clogged catch basins
  • Non-life-threatening street and residential flooding
  • Sewer backups or wastewater odors
  • Downed trees

Read more about what to do before and during the storm.

Stay safe and avoid unnecessary travel.

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Design Guidelines & Standards

Choose an area below to learn more about the guidelines, standards, and regulations we require to ensure quality and protect the environment. 

If you need a permit for a small business, you may qualify for expedited review under Proposition H. Visit the Prop H website for more information.

Asset Protection Standards Residential Water Submetering
Commercial Water Conservation Sewer Lateral Installation Standards
Cross-Connection Control Sewer/Wastewater Pretreatment
Fire Hydrants Stormwater Management
Fire Service Connections Street and Pedestrian Lighting
Hetch Hetchy Power Water Main Installation
Onsite Water Reuse Water Well Use
Recycled Water Use Water Efficient Landscape
Residential Water Conservation